Pygoderma bilabiatum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pygoderma bilabiatum
Species Authority: (Wagner, 1843)
Common Name(s):
English Ipanema Bat, Ipanema Broad-nosed Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Barquez, R. & Diaz, M.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern because, although it is seldom recorded, it has a relatively wide distribution, is tolerant of a broad range of habitats, has a presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Bolivia, southeastern Brazil, Paraguay, northern Argentina (Simmons 2005). Not present in Suriname.
Argentina; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Paraguay
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Population [top]

Population: Scarce in Argentina - common in Missione, but rare in northeast Argentina (Barquez pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Forest dependents, but found in houses and near cities. Frugivorous.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats throughout its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: May be 2 subspecies. Review the taxonomy.

Citation: Barquez, R. & Diaz, M. 2008. Pygoderma bilabiatum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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